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It’s been a fabulous last week or so with what really does seem to be the long awaited arrival of spring. During the end of the Easter holidays Lily, Arthur and myself even managed a couple of impromptu picnic lunches on the beach! With the promise of many sunny days to come, I plan to eat al fresco as often as I can, even if it is just a snatched 20 minutes in the park with a flask of tea and a cake. As luck would have it the wonderful Hummingbird Bakery have just launched a lovely new spring range of cupcakes that would suit such an indulgent occasion.
Their new collection is based on delicious hot beverages from around the world. With a new flavour for every day of the week, visitors to The Hummingbird Bakery will find everything from time-honoured coffee flavours to the trendiest teas, all transformed into delicious cupcakes. These gastronomic treats will be available daily from now until the end of June – so there is plenty of time to try out every flavour.
Monday – Earl Grey Tea Cupcake
Cure the Monday blues with an archetypal British flavour. This cupcake features a deliciously light Earl Grey tea infused sponge and is iced with a delectable Earl Grey tea frosting.
Tuesday – Hot Chocolate Cupcake
Chocolate drinks have been evolving since Aztec times and this spring, The Hummingbird Bakery has a new twist on Hot Chocolate with the Hot Chocolate Cupcake – a deliciously moist chocolate sponge with a sumptuous hot chocolate flavoured frosting.
Wednesday – Green Tea Cupcake
For some mid-week Zen, visit The Hummingbird Bakery for an Asian-inspired Green Tea Cupcake. This cupcake is made with Shinzo Japanese Green Tea, a premium green tea from Japan, and features a green tea sponge and fresh green tea frosting.
Thursday – Red Bush Tea Cupcake
A flavour savoured by South Africans for generations, this take on Red Bush tea includes a cupcake sponge infused with red bush tea and is topped with a subtle red bush tea frosting.
Friday – Mocha Cupcake
For a Friday treat, the French inspired Mocha flavour is a cupcake you can really sink your teeth into. The Mocha cupcake features a rich coffee flavour infused in chocolate sponge and is topped with a delicious chocolate coffee frosting.
Saturday – Espresso
True lovers of Italian coffee will appreciate The Hummingbird Bakery’s Saturday special. This Espresso infused cupcake has a bold coffee flavoured sponge that is smothered in espresso frosting.
Sunday – Fruit Tea Cupcake
A true American original, the Fruit Tea cupcake features raspberry, cranberry and elderflower fruit flavours in its delicious sponge and is topped with a light fruit tea frosting. The Fruit Tea cupcake is the perfect treat at the end of a weekend.
There is nothing like gaining a little more privacy in a busy city is there? These decorative window films by Emma Jeffs are great for just that. These removable films give you privacy without obscuring much needed light and actually transform the room into something quite dreamy! If you have an unsightly view outside your window or just want some privacy in your bathroom from passers by, these pretty designs give the impression of frosted glass.
Available in 6 designs, and in 1 x 1.2 m rolls Emma has suggested offcuts can also be used for glass table tops and glass wardrobe doors.
Yesterday I shot at the home of one of the directors of Cox and Cox and so of course I have their amusing and clever products on the brain… don’t you love the oh-so easy chocolate heart moulds to create your own delicacies? Then your very own mouse in a matchbox to love and care for? Not to mention these slightly macabre Victorian party masks at only £16 for 8 characters.
Oh and before I forget, I must also tell you that I have some new projects coming up so the content of the blog may change slightly, I will still post daily but my inspirations may be fewer however not of a lesser quality, I hope you’ll agree! Anyway onto today and the beginning of a long weekend…